Gear Locations

This page provides up to date information on static gear operations within a particular sea area. Please note that the specified areas are for information only. We strongly suggest that mobile operators working in close proximity to the areas make contact with the vessel/s concerned in order to determine the precise locations of the static gear.

We work to encourage mutual respect between all sectors of the industry so as to avoid spatial conflict.

It is important that static gear is correctly marked; information regarding marking can be found here and here.

In May 2018, the Scottish Government announced new measures to improve requirements for static gear within 12 nm of Scottish baselines. It entails:

  • Issuing guidance setting out best practice for marking static gear
  • Introducing legislation to prevent marking gear with inappropriate items such as milk cartons and netted footballs
  • Requiring licensed fishermen to mark buoys etc. with the PLN
  • Requiring unlicensed fishermen to mark gear with a unique reference number provided by Marine Scotland

Please note, in order to update our website with new creel co-ordinates the following template (which can be found here) must be completed and sent to lianne@swfpa.com.

Asterion AH 15 – 29.09.2022

29th September 20221664406000000 || 1664406000

Ashley AH 90 – 29.09.2022

29th September 20221664406000000 || 1664406000

Aurora AH 17 – 29.09.2022

29th September 20221664406000000 || 1664406000

Camann BF 160 Creels – 23.09.2022

23rd September 20221663887600000 || 1663887600

Still Game LH 222 – 20.09.2022

20th September 20221663628400000 || 1663628400

Lily V WK 46 Creels – 14.09.2022

14th September 20221663110000000 || 1663110000

Soph Ash Jay 3 LH 60 Creels – 06.09.2022

6th September 20221662418800000 || 1662418800

Jas N 3 LH 50 Creels – 06.09.2022

6th September 20221662418800000 || 1662418800

Freedom B & Sophy Rose – 05.09.2022

5th September 20221662332400000 || 1662332400

Mixed Creel Co-ordinates – 02.09.2022

2nd September 20221662073200000 || 1662073200

Boy Gordon A 441 – 01.09.2022

1st September 20221661986800000 || 1661986800